Painting like the old masters is a two-week summer workshop with Andreas Fischbacher and Mike Büchel.
The workshop is divided into two main areas: drawing and painting.
Drawing like the old masters with Mike Büchel
Fri 24 - Tue 28 Jun 2022
In the intensive painting workshop led by Andreas Fischbacher, classical oil painting techniques as well as the composition of pictures are practiced using historical templates and models. An important topic is the correct mixing of skin colors, the creation of transitions between light and shadow, the illusion of spatiality with the help of chiaroscuro and the sparing use of color. The course includes a lot of practice and a little theory. The goal of the workshop is to impart as much know-how as possible so that you can continue to work at home or in your own studio with confidence and enjoyment.
The course includes material and color theory, supporting lectures, and extensive practice exercises with intensive one-on-one discussions and feedback.
In this intensive workshop with Mike Büchel, a model is available for a week under classical studio conditions, as they had the old masters. Building on their experience and methodology, all course participants will be given the most important tools to simplify the complexity of the human form. This know-how allows us to dive into the different topics such as gesture, proportion, expression, anatomy, light and shadow with fun and joy.
The course consists of lectures, critiques, demonstrations and most importantly: lots of practice.